By Balaji Kesavaraj, Director – Platform Strategy, Microsoft India

You may have read how Microsoft customers such as ThyssenKrupp Elevator and Rockwell Automation are applying Internet of Things (IoT) concepts to transform their business. Their deployments reflect the bottom-line impact that is possible with advanced IoT initiatives. For instance, ThyssenKrupp’s preventative maintenance for elevator uptime paved the way for reduced costs and a major competitive advantage. And while there’s much to be learned from advanced players in IoT with complex concepts and solutions, there is also plenty of opportunity for companies that are just starting out with IoT. Join us to understand more about how Microsoft is partnering with organizations globally and in India in the field of IoT and enabling digital transformations.

Speaker Profile :

Balaji Kesavaraj is the Director – Platform Strategy for Microsoft India. Balaji has responsibility for leading Microsoft’s sales and marketing motion with Open Source Software (OSS) and engaging open source communities. He also leads cloud consumption from OSS technologies and the bridge between the field and engineering for OSS related product development and enhancement. In his previous role in Microsoft he was the Director of Developer Audience Marketing in the Developer & Platform Evangelism team in Microsoft India. He drove all cross-marketing efforts targeted at Developers and IT Professionals, including marquee events like TechEd. Balaji has done his business management from IIM Calcutta and holds a Masters in Economics. He has over 19 years of experience in marketing and brand management.


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